Safety and Emergency
Animal Poison Control: 1-800-548-2423
ASPCA Poison Control: 1-888-426-4435 (Note: You may be charged a $65 consultation fee
Local Animal Hospitals
Animal Clinics and Vets
Report Animal Cruelty
ASPCA Animal Cruelty Line
American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA has a check-list of resources necessary for preparing your own basic pet first aid kit.
Pet Alert Stickers
The Animal Rescue Site Shopping through the Animal Rescue Site is both fun and rewarding. Pet Alert window clings sell for $5, which translates into 14 bowls of pet food donated to one of their partnered charities.
You can order a free “Pets Inside” window cling through their online form. You can also check your local pet store or veterinary clinic – sometimes they have them for free at the check-out counter. We got ours at Sutton Pets in Manhattan.
The ASPCA sells “Animal Inside” alert stickers in bulk (100 a pack), as well as pre-packaged pet-centric first aid kits.
Adoption and Fostering
Best Friends Animal Society and associated rescues: Although the Best Friends Sanctuary is based out of Kanab, Utah, they boast a wide network of rescues across the nation that are working tirelessly to bring about a time of No More Homeless Pets. Click the link to learn more about Best Friends and their No More Homeless Pets Network participants.
Parks and Dog
Pet Loss and Grievance
Our pets are members of the family, and losing them can be an emotionally harrowing experience. The following are resources for both the practicalities and emotional challenges of saying good-bye to a pet.
The Delta Society
The Delta Society, known for their work with therapy and service animals, offers a page filled with comprehensive resources and information for families whose pets have “crossed the rainbow bridge.”